The Yanomami people are contaminated by mercury used in gold digging

Autor: Instituto Socioambiental - ISA

Mercury used by miners to extract gold is poisoning the indians who live in the Yanomami Indigenous Territory, in Roraima, Brazil. That is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and the Socioenvironmental Institute (ISA) at request o Hutukara Yanomami Association. Today in the community of Aracaça, for example, 92% of people had levels of mercury in their bodies above the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). This video is about this study.